Daily Archives: April 25, 2013
Last Saturday afternoon, I watched a few episodes of, “The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us” on the National Geographic Channel. The hour-long episodes featured iconic images shown over a soundtrack unquestionably unique to the ’80s. This was a decade that the show, in a myriad of ways, proved was truly a definitive ten years in American history, especially relative to how we are living today.
Fast forward and this brings us to the ’90s, which was the first offspring of the aforementioned decade. There were many wonderful things to celebrate and cherish from the nineties. Nickelodeon was a great channel of original programming, with a line-up stacked with shows like, “Salute Your Shorts”, “Hey Dude”, “Legends of the Hidden Temple” and cartoons like “Doug” and “The Rugrats,” to only name a few. There were some of the best sports movies, like “The Mighty Ducks” (one and two) and the “The Little Giants.” There were some of the best major motion pictures, sitcoms, music, shoes that light up and so on and so on.
This entry could literally be a laundry list of treasured favorites, but it won’t.
One of the forgotten gems of this decade was the 1990 revival of the hit 1960s game show, “Supermarket Sweep.”
They say history repeats itself. Hopefully, it does so in a supermarket filled with television cameras, an enthusiastic audience, six contestants, an energetic host with dynamite sweaters and $5,000!